Thursday, August 29, 2013

Yummy Healthy Baked Almond and Vanilla Donuts

I came across this recipe on pinterest yesterday and knew that I had to try it. I'm all for finding healthy recipes that taste really yummy. These did not disappoint. Instead of using the vanilla bean paste, I substituted it for a hint of almond paste for flavor. In the glaze I used vanilla extract. The donuts were light, moist, and had the perfect amount of sweetness to them. Coming in at just over 100 calories per donut, you can eat these donuts without feeling guilty. 

We don't own a donut pan, so I just used a muffin tin and put a tin foil ball in the middle so it left a little hole in the middle. I might be buying a donut pan after trying this yummy recipe though!

Skinny Vanilla Bean Donuts
The Skinny:
Servings: 8 • Size: 1 Donut • Calories: 118.6 • Fat: 1.2 g • Carb: 23.5 g • Fiber: 2 g • Protein: 3.4 g • Sugar: 11.1 g • Sodium: 89.8 mg
1 C. Whole Wheat White Flour
1/4 C. Sugar/Sweetener/Honey (I used half sugar and half sweetener.)
1 Tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1 Large Egg
1/4 C. Plain Fat Free Greek Yogurt
2 Tbsp. Fat Free Milk
1 1/2 Tbsp. Light Butter, Softened
1 Tsp. Vanilla Bean Paste
Vanilla Bean Glaze:
1/2 C. Powdered Sugar
1 Tbsp. Fat Free Milk
1/2 Tsp. Vanilla Bean Paste
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. and lightly spray a donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Combine the first four dry ingredients (flour, sugar/sweetener, baking powder, and cinnamon) into a marge bowl until well blended. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining wet ingredients until smooth and creamy. 
Add the wet ingredients in with the dry and combine just until everything is fully incorporated. 
Spoon or pipe the dough into the prepared donut pan, dividing evenly among the sections.
Place the pan into the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the donuts are cooked through. 
The donuts will not turn golden brown, but should 'spring back' to the touch when done. 
In the mean time, whisk the ingredients for the glaze together in a small bowl and set aside.
Once done, remove the donuts from the oven and allow to cool.
Dip the donuts face-down into the glaze and set on a wire rack until set. Maybe 5 minutes or so.

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